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Today's Features

  • Week Ahead
    Big Six Committee Banquet April 21
    The Lancaster Masonic Lodge’s 36th annual Big Six Committee Banquet is 6 p.m. April 21 at the Heath Springs Community Center, 672 Hart St., Heath Springs. The Big Six Committee makes donations and supports different organizations throughout Lancaster and Kershaw counties.
    ‘Sister Act’ performance
  • Week Ahead
    Zion UMC Chinese auction
    Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, will hold a Chinese auction at 6 p.m. April 21, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 or buy four, get one free. The event includes gift cards, collectibles, door prizes and free food. All proceeds benefit the church’s building fund. For details, call (803) 283-7195 or (803) 285-3864.
    Women’s Ministry Breakfast
  • IL Action Council sponsors cleanup 

    Indian Land Action Council is sponsoring a litter cleanup, Pick Up the Panhandle, the weekend of April 21. ILAC is coordinating with all area groups who have Adopt-a-Highway programs through Palmetto Pride, as well as creating new teams to do a cleanup of highways and collector roadways in the Indian Land and Van Wyck areas and throughout the Panhandle.

    For more information or to get involved, email indianlandactioncouncilsc@gmail.com or check out our website at indianlandactioncouncil.com.

  • Floyd L. White II and Gloria White are celebrating their 60th anniversary Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

    They were married April 25, 1958, at Fort Rucker in Alabama.

    The Whites have three children, Donna White Bailey and her husband, Dennis, of Lancaster, Floyd White III and his wife, Bonnie, of Laurel, N.J., and Berry White and his wife, Cindy, of Glendale, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

    He is a retired coach and science teacher and she is a retired plant manager.

  • Henry L. Curry announces the engagement of his daughter, Yokoco Douglas, to James Clyburn, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Lancaster.
    Miss Douglas is the daughter of the late Debra D. Douglas and the granddaughter of the late Mary C. and Joe L. Douglas of Great Falls and the late Jessie Curry and Elmer Manning.
  • Joyce and Phil Forbis and Vernon and Martha McManus, all of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna McManus Langley, of Heath Springs to David Alexander Moree of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Chapel at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Ms. Langley is the granddaughter of the late Ira and Margaret McManus of Lancaster and the late Donald and Lillian Branner of Charlotte. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School. She is the municipal clerk for the Town of Heath Springs.

  • Scott and Teresa Willard of Chester announce the engagement of their daughter, Melia Joye Willard, to Khoury Lynn Hammond, both of Rock Hill.
    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill.
    Miss Willard is a 2004 graduate of Chester High School and a 2008 graduate of Lander University with a degree in business administration. She is a project control specialist with Duke Energy.
  • The United Way Community Garden gives entire families a way to grow their own fresh produce.

    The garden is member-only, but is open to all Lancaster County residents and is free to use. Free seeds and plants are provided to those who need them.

    The United Way of Lancaster County writes grants and partners with local businesses to make the garden possible. 

  • Going green, whether for the environment or the green in your wallet, is becoming easier in Lancaster County. More and more homeowners are going solar and cutting their power bills by 25 to 50 percent.

    Nearly half a dozen residents with recently installed glossy black panels on their rooftops talked about their savings last week. Some own and some lease the photovoltaic or solar electric equipment. They all saved a lot of cash.

  • Charis Grabbe, 14, has a green thumb and a state 4-H gardening award to prove it.

    Charis took home first place in the 2017 S.C. 4-H Small Garden Project’s junior division for Lancaster County, the Midlands Region and the state. 

    She is the first overall state winner from Lancaster County in any 4-H project area.